AMERICAN RESEARCHERS tracking the weather in Asia have found Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption nearly 20 years ago is part of the reason southeast Asia has wetter monsoon seasons, a finding that means several global climate models need to be refined.
THE TERM “CRAB MENTALITY” IS OFten used to describe the behavior of crabs in a basket, pulling each other down from the walls in order to climb over the basket rim and escape from potentially becoming someone’s next meal.
AS NEWS reports continue to provide updates on the aftermath of Ondoy and the status of relief efforts, some of these stories also make comparisons between recent events and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina sweeping through the southern American city of New Orleans four years ago.
As portable electronics such as shrinking laptops and cell phones with ever-increasing features and electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, so does the need for batteries made of lithium-ion or nickel-metal hydride, probably more recognizable by their respective acronyms of Li-ion and NiMH.
DESPITE the imposing name, the Great Eggfly butterfly, known in scientific circles as Hypolimnas bolina, isn’t quite as long as your index finger. The males have black wings with large white spot rimmed in pale blue.
IT’S NOT quite time for the IG Nobels yet, but mathematicians who’ve worked out calculations relating to force fields that might protect buildings from earthquakes and to the spread of infectious diseases as modeled by “classical” zombies have invoked a similar reaction.